16 Feb 2021

Jeep Gladiator Sport S entry-level shaves $10,000 off price

Price and spec for the new Jeep Gladiator Sport S have been announced. Jeep has announced that the Gladiator ute in Sports S trim is arriving in dealerships around Australia this month, the new entry-level model saving buyers $10,000 over the existing starting point. Packed with the same platform underpinnings

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28 Jan 2021

How does a sway bar disconnect help off-road?

We know that a sway bar is there to help reduce body roll, so, why would you want to disconnect a sway bar?

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28 Jan 2021

ARB BASE Rack for new Isuzu D-Max, BT-50 and more

An expanded range of racks from ARB brings more accessories to some of the country’s most popular dual-cab utes. ARB has expanded its BASE Rack range with cab racks to suit the new 2020-onward Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, and the popular Toyota Hilux (2005-2015 and 2015+) and Ford Ranger (2011-on).

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25 Jan 2021

The difference when choosing an SUV vs 4WD

Sports Utility Vehicle or 4WD? SUVs are so popular it seems like you’re not doing family right unless you sell the old wagon/sedan and ‘upgrade’. Sure, some SUVs are bigger than sedans and some wagons, but then again, many SUVs are more like crossovers and make sacrifices compared to a

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19 Jan 2021

Ford’s Bronco ute spin off slips out

Ford is going ute crazy, with another all-new ute model based on the Bronco seemingly in the works. Ford has inadvertently (or likely purposefully) slipped sketches of its upcoming Bronco-based ute into a video: “How Innovative Design Led to the All-New Bronco and Bronco Sport“ The sketch was noticed by

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15 Jan 2021

Lada Niva to return

The Lad Russian manufacturer Lada will launch a redesigned version of its rugged Niva 4×4 for the first time since the model appeared 45 years ago. Russian car maker Lada is back, launching four new models in the next four years, and one of those models will be the Niva

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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12 Nov 2020

Polaris Reveal ‘RZR Pro XP’ Factory Dakar Entry

Polaris will make its first-ever factory assault on the SSV category in the 2021 Dakar Rally, announcing a three-car entry, fielding a modified version of the RZR Pro XP. While Polaris has been successful in US off-road racing, including the Baja 500 and this year’s UTV World Championship, they’ve yet

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09 Nov 2020

Avida backs ‘Bona Fide Legends’ competition

Ten-days in a luxury Avida motorhome up for grabs with $1,000 spending money Avida has thrown their support behind Tripe M’s ‘Bona-Fide Legends’ competition, offering the hire of a luxury Avida motorhome and $1,000 spending money. Triple M Night Shift host Luke Bona launched Bona-Fide Legends this month – a

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02 Nov 2020

GWM Ute priced at $34k drive-away

All-new dual-cab ute model to enter Australian market Q4 this year and remains keenly priced against rivals. Great Wall Motors will rebrand as GWM when it introduces an all-new dual-cab model later this year. Keeping nomenclature short, the new ute will simply be called, ‘Ute’. It entry-level Cannon model is

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29 Oct 2020

New Isuzu MU-X set for 2021

Isuzu’s new MU-X finally unveiled, and it looks like a welcome upgrade. Isuzu has unveiled the second-generation MU-X in Thailand, showing a much improved seven-seat four-wheel drive which will bolster the model’s sales. Arriving around 12 months after the new D-Max’s launch, we expect the MU-X will arrive in Australia

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26 Oct 2020

Testing Bluesteele’s 1000Nm Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

Bluesteele’s 70 Series isn’t any ordinary LandCruiser wagon, it packs over 1000Nm underneath the bonnet and houses one of the best aftermarket clutch kits available for heavy-duty on and off-road performance. Produced with Bluesteele Clutch Hugely popular and a survivor against contemporary counterparts, Toyota’s LandCruiser 70 Series is a classic

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15 Oct 2020

New Navara design set to look more like Titan

Images of what appears to be the new update for the Nissan Frontier sold in the Middle East and America have surfaced, and strongly suggest what we can expect on the updated Navara due later this year. They were published by Cars Secrets on Instagram. While the Australian Navara and

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13 Oct 2020

Five-door Suzuki Jimny to debut next year

Longer and more practical Jimny on route to production, though doubts linger over RHD version. An all-new five-door version of the Suzuki Jimny is expected to launch in India next year. Following on from its public unveiling earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2020, the Indian Maruti Suzuki Jimny

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07 Oct 2020

Lexus LX 570 J201 overland concept is great

Lexus makes an overlander out of the luxury LX570.  It’s another year, another Lexus overland project, this time the J201 Concept that will be displayed at the 10-day Rebelle Rally even in the southwest USA. And again, it’s another Lexus concept off-roader we’d love to see in Australia, but likely

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